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The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy Special Edition

Season 1
(32)1981Suitable for ages 15 and over

Douglas Adams' sci-fi comedy following the misadventures of hapless human Arthur Dent.

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1. Episode 1

Arthur Dent is having a bad Thursday, and the world is ending in five minutes!

Suitable for ages 15 and over Language: English Runtime: 32 minutes Release date: 5 January 1981
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2. Episode 2

Arthur Dent and Ford Prefect find themselves on board the Heart of Gold.

Suitable for ages 15 and over Language: English Runtime: 34 minutes Release date: 12 January 1981
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3. Episode 3

Zaphod Beeblebrox sets a course for the legendary planet of Margrathea.

Suitable for ages 15 and over Language: English Runtime: 31 minutes Release date: 19 January 1981
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4. Episode 4

Arthur discovers Earth was a super computer to find the ultimate question.

Suitable for ages 15 and over Language: English Runtime: 32 minutes Release date: 26 January 1981
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5. Episode 5

Arthur and the rest of the crew are mystified when they wake up in a restaurant.

Suitable for ages 15 and over Language: English Runtime: 32 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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6. Episode 6

Arthur discovers that Humans were descended from Hairdressers and Management Consultants.

Suitable for ages 15 and over Language: English Runtime: 35 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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101. Don't Panic!

Contributions from the author, cast and crew of TV series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 26 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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102. Making of Documentary

A documentary looking at the making of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) TV Show

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 58 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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103. Earth Explosion Easter Egg (picture with mute audio)

A muted clip of Earth exploding from the TV series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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104. Peter Jones Audience Warm Up

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy TV pre-launch hosted by its narrator Peter Jones.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 8 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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105. Episode 1 Trailer

An announcement for the inhabitants of a measly speck of dust called Earth...

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106. Deleted Scenes from Episode 2

Deleted Scenes from Episode 2.

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107. Behind the Scenes (episode 2)

Behind the Scenes of Episode 2.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 7 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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108. Communicate!

Studio footage and a rehearsal of the BBC radio series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 10 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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109. Tomorrow's World

A close look at the technology within Hitchhiker's Zaphod Beeblebrox's second head.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 2 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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110. Pebble Mill at One

Pebble Mill at One interviews Hitchhiker's animator Rod Lord and producer Alan J W Bell.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 6 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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111. Unused titles Easter Egg (picture & music only)

A textless version of the opening title from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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112. Out-takes

Numerous outtakes from TV series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 9 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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113. Heart of Gold Easter Egg (picture with mute audio)

Graphics used to depict the starship Heart of Gold in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 3 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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114. Open Door: The Sound of Love

A candid interview with The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy creator, Douglas Adams.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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115. Paperbacks

Robert Kee interviews Douglas Adams on BBC's weekly review programme, Paperbacks.

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116. Mostly Hand-drawn

A compilation of graphics used in the TV series Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 30 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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117. From the Studios and In Rehearsal

Behind the scene recordings of rehearsals and footage from the 'Hitchhiker' TV series.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 25 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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118. Douglas Adams on Nationwide

Nationwide presenter, Sue Cook and Douglas Adams talk about the television series.

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119. Marvin on Blue Peter

Marvin performs his Paranoid Android song on Blue Peter.

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120. Press this button

The outcome of Arthur Dent's query "What happens if I press this button?"

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121. Saturday Review

Minette Marrin and Douglas Adams explore the author's involvement in computer gaming.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 9 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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122. Tertiary Phase Trailer

Online trailer to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Tertiary Phase.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 6 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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123. 10 Short Films for Hitchcon (compiled file including 10 films)

A look at The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in ten short films, with Douglas Adams.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 29 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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124. Writing Hitchhiker's

Those close to Douglas Adams reflect anecdotally on the author's life and work.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 15 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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125. The Hexagonal Phase

Filming of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy sixth radio series.

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126. BBC Micro Live - Douglas Adams

Connor 'Freff' Cochran and Douglas Adams discuss the 'Hitchhiker' computing game.

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127. Life, The Universe and Clapperboards

Captioned extracts detailing the use of props, sets, special effects and technology.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 23 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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128. Trailer for Radio Times

Radio Times trailer for The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

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129. The Sound of Sypher

The sound processes used in 'Hitchhiker' using BBC sound dubbing suite 'Sypher 2'.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 14 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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130. Marvin & Zem

Dirk Maggs gives a breakdown of the technical treatment used to create Marvin and Zem.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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131. Q-Phases Trailer

The 2005 online trailer to Quandary and Quintessential Phases.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 5 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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132. Simon Jones for Breakfast

BBC Presenters Charlie Stayt and Louise Minchin speak to actor Simon Jones.

Suitable with Parental Guidance Language: English Runtime: 4 minutes Release date: 2 February 1981
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